Category Archives: Compositions

Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 51 (1938)

Andante – Adagio – Allegro

Recordings: Not yet Available

Solo: Cello

Accompaniment: Piano

Duration: 7 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Suite for Cello and Piano, Opus 51, includes three movements:

  • Andante
  • Adagio – Lullaby
  • Allegro

Lavry wrote the composition in 1938, three years after immigrating to Israel. The piece is characterized by two elements:
1. A nod to his European Period, which Lavry abandoned three years earlier …

Five Lyrical Pieces for Harp, Op. 313 (1962)

Marche Grotesque – Chant D’Amour – Melodie Orientale – Berceuse – Chanson Orientale

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Harp

Duration: 16 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
These short pieces were written for Lavry’s daughter, Efrat, who at the time was just starting to study the harp:

  • Marche Grotesque (Grotesque March) – Marcia
  • Chant D’Amour (Love Song) – Andante
  • Melodie Orientale (Oriental Melody) – Adagio
  • Berceuse (Lullaby) –

Machol (Dance), Song, Op. 257 (1955)

Track 1: Machol for Voice and Orchestra
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Track 2: Special arrangement for popular singer Yaffa Yarkoni
Recorded June 19, 1956
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Members of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)
Marc Lavry, Conductor

Track 3: Machol …

Shir Roim (Shepherds’ Song), Song, Op. 208 (1947)

Shir Ro’im for Soprano and Orchestral accompaniment:
Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Voice

Accompaniment: Piano
Note: Shir Ro’im was written originally for Voice and Piano. Lavry also wrote an arrangement for Voice and Orchestral and an arrangement for A Cappella Choir.

Lyrics: Raphael Eliaz

Duration: 2:44 minutes

Additional details: email music@marclavry.org

Synopsis:
Shir Ro’im became a …

Sipur (Story), Song, Op. 266 (1956)

Netania Davrath, Soprano
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Variations: Several arrangements are available for the song:

  • Voice with Piano
  • Choir and Orchestra

Lyrics: Ora Shem-Or

Duration: 6:01 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The song was composed right after the 1956 Sinai war. The lyrics tell about a Yuval, a …

General Balodis Parade March, Op. 18 (~1933)

Recorded in January 2011 by the National Armed Forces Band of the Republic of Latvia.
Conductor – Lieutenant Commander Guntis Kumacevs
Sound Engineer – Vilnis Kundrats.

Orchestration: pic,2fl,1ob,3cl,1bn-1tsx,2asx,1bsx,1baritne-4hn,2tp,2cornet,2tbn,1bass-tbn, 2cTuba-3,3,1-euphonium,snare drum, bass drum, cymbals

Duration: 2 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the march in 1933 in honor of Latvian General Janis Balodis. It was written about 2 years before Lavry immigrated …

Menachem Mendel The Dreamer, Op. 103 (1939)

Note: This version (Op. 103) is for Theater. Menachem Mendel Op. 105 is a suite written for Symphonic Orchestra.

Orchestration: 1/pic,1,2,asx,1–2,2,1,1–hp,accordion-timp+2-str

Duration: 55 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the music for Shalom Aleichem’s play that was premiered by the Ohel Theatre on October 25, 1939.
In 1940 he composed a Suite for Orchestra based on the music he originally wrote for the play.…

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 78 (1938)

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Violin

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,2,1-timp+3-str

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was composed for violinist Andreas Weissgerber – Lavry’s friend – who premiered it on June 20, 1939 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Palestine.

The movements of this composition are:

  • Allegro Moderato (Marcia)
  • Andante
  • Allegro Assai
Davar Newspaper - Marc Lavry Discusses His Work

Davar Newspaper – Marc Lavry Discusses His Work

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Masaot Benjamin III (Benjamin the Third’s Travels), Op. 34 (1936)

Recording: Not yet Available

Orchestration: 1/pic,0,1,0-1,2,1,0- per-pn-str

Duration: 40 minutes

Play by: Mendele Mocher Hasfarim

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

The music for Mendele Mocher Hasfarim’s play was written for the Ohel Theatre production that premiered on July 21, 1936.
Lavry orchestrated the music to suit the instruments available at the theater’s lean orchestra…

Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem, Op. 249 (1953)

Recording: Not Yet Available

Orchestration: pic/2,2,eh,2/bc,2–4,3,3,1–timp+2-hp-str

Duration: 17:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the Symphonic Poem Jerusalem, Op. 249, in 1953.

In 1936 Lavry wrote a symphonic poem Jerusalem for chamber orchestra (Op. 43) and a year later he arranged it for symphonic orchestra (Op. 43a.)
Lavry was always in awe of Jerusalem, and was humbled by the uniqueness of …